Dance of the Planets

During the last part of May, three planets will be dancing around each other low in the west after sunset. Venus, Jupiter and Mercury will give a vivid illustration of the origin of the word “planet”, which means “wanderer”. If you ever wanted a demonstration of how planets move against the background stars, this is your chance! Here are links to two websites that give observing details:

Planetary trio has ended. Where do the planets go next?